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Tallahassee & Panama City, Florida (Hurricane) / 808,220 Meals Over 30 Days

Hurricane Michael was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous US in terms of pressure. Michael made landfall as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane-force wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and higher than normal tides along the gulf coast caused extensive damage.

Wilmington & Holly Springs, North Carolina (Hurricane) / 323,925 Meals Served Over 16 Days

Hurricane Florence caused severe damage in the Carolinas in September 2018, primarily as a result of freshwater flooding. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches (913 mm) of rain in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas.

Operation BBQ Relief proudly served it’s 2,000,000 meal during this deployment.

Operations Newsletter – September 2018

Signal Hill with Stan Hays Interview

Stan Hays is the Co-Founder of Operation BBQ Relief. Named one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2017, he and his team of volunteers have served more than one million meals for victims and first responders of natural disasters such as the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri; Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and most recently, the California wildfires. Nick Vasos chats with Stan about what inspired him to start the nonprofit, how he is able to serve to the masses and his BBQ influences including a unique flavor… Alabama white sauce.

Listen to the interview here.

Montrose, Pennsylvania (Flood) / 1,950 Meals Over 3 Days

Multiple days of heavy rain caused flash flooding Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Redding, CA (Fire) / 20,553 Meals Over 9 Days

The Carr fire began on July 23, and burned more than 218,000 acres.  It caused evacuations of over 36,000 people in the surrounding communities.

Moro, Oregon (Fire) / 2,000 Meals Over 3 Days

The Substation fire burned approximately 80,000 acres.

Operations Newsletter – July 2018